NAFSO - North American Federation of Sexuality Organizations
The North American Federation of Sexuality Organizations (NAFSO) is a coalition of not-for-profit organizations devoted to the promotion of sexual science, sexual health, and sexual rights. NAFSO was created to:
- Promote cooperation, collaboration, communication, and coordination among sexual health, research, and advocacy organizations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
- Promote international cooperation between members of NAFSO and other sexological federations including the World Association for Sexual Health.
- Promote educational programs and research leading to increased knowledge for professionals in sexology-related disciplines.
- Advocate for accurate and comprehensive sexual health information in the public domain.
NAFSO was formed on May 6, 2002 at meeting of the Council of Associations for Sexual Science, Health, and Education (CASSHE) in Miami Beach, Florida. The charter members of NAFSO are the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist (AASECT); the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF); the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS); Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA); the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS); the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS); and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). NAFSO supports a definition of sexual science, sexual health, and sexual rights based upon the guidelines stated in:
- the definition of "sexual health" produced by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO);
- "Characteristics of a Sexually Healthy Society" produced by PAHO/WHO;
- the "Declaration of Sexual Rights" produced by the World Association of Sexology (WAS); and
- "Life Behaviors of a Sexually Healthy Adult" produced by the SIECUS.
- Sexual Rights